Device and Sensors Working Group

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Mission

As defined in its charter, the mission of the Device and Sensors Working Group (DAS WG) is to create client-side APIs that enable the development of Web Applications that interact with device hardware, sensors, services and applications such as the camera, microphone, proximity sensors, native address books, calendars and native messaging applications.

Device and Sensors Roadmap

The Working Group aims at gathering consensus on its specifications, both within the Working Group and with the community at large, working through an iterative process with implementors to ensure that the specifications are implementable and implemented. See also the Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: Current State and Roadmap on how this work fits in with the broader context of the Web platform.

The most recent version is highlighted.

Specification Internal draft Public Working draft Stable draft (Last Call) Implementors feedback (CR) Proposed Standard (PR) Standard (Rec) Test Suite Notes
Sensor Framework
Generic Sensor API
Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
30 January 2017 Q2 2017 An abstract Sensor base class extended by concrete sensors.
Environment Sensors
Ambient Light Sensor Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
22 May 2017 Q2 2017 incomplete Environment sensors that extend Sensor.
Proximity Sensor Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
19 July 2016 obsoleted
Motion Sensors
Motion Sensors Explainer Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
11 May 2017 An introduction to low-level and high-level motion sensors.
Accelerometer Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
18 April 2017 Low-level motion sensors that extend Sensor.
Gyroscope Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
18 April 2017
Magnetometer Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
18 April 2017
Orientation Sensor Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
11 May 2017 High-level motion sensor that extends Sensor.
Devices
Vibration Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
17 Nov 2011 19 Jun 2014 9 Sep 2014 18 Aug 2016 (PER) 18 Oct 2016 (2nd ed) approved
Battery Status Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
15 Sep 2011 28 Aug 2014 7 Jul 2016 29 Mar 2016 approved Uncertain future
HTML Media Capture
Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
13 Dec 2012 19 Jun 2014 4 May 2017 approved HTML form extensions for media capture
Wake Lock Editor's Draft
(GitHub)
Updated when Editor's Draft is updated Plan to be reworked heavily in light of wide review feedback

Media Capture Roadmap

The Media Capture Task Force is a joint activity of the Device and Sensors Working Group and the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group. Additional information is available on the Media Capture Wiki.

Media Capture
See the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group Roadmap for joint deliverables

Participate

If you are employed by a W3C Member and want to join this group, please ask your Advisory Committee Representative to nominate you to the group as explained in the relevant instructions. If you are not employed by W3C Member and have specific expertise to bring to this group, the said instructions explain how to get Invited Expert status. See the list of current participants.

Meetings Subscribe to icalendar feed of upcoming teleconferences

Fortnightly 60 minute teleconference Thursdays, at 10am US Eastern Time on WebEx bridge. Either join with your computer (see WebEx password) or dial in directly: +1-617-324-0000 with access code 644 877 338. We will continue to use zakim to manage the queue (q+, q-, q? etc) but it is not integrated with WebEx. For more information see the WebEx best practices.

IRC channel #dap on irc.w3.org port 6665 (Web IRC client).

Please note that attendance of teleconferences is restricted to registered WG participants and persons invited by the chairs. On each call please register attendance in IRC using:

Present+ firstName_lastName

We're tracking issues and action items using Tracker. You may see your actions using MyTracker.

Upon completing actions, please move them to the Pending status, and inform the WG with a summary of the action results, (including ACTION-# in the body of the message so it is linked to the action record). Text lists of pending actions and open actions are also available.

Communications

The main communication channel for this group is the publicly archived mailing list <public-device-apis@w3.org>.

Member-confidential messages and logistical discussions can be addressed to the member-only archived mailing list <member-device-apis@w3.org>

Patent Policy

This group operates under the W3C Patent Policy - see its Patent Policy status for more details.

History

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